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James V. Wertsch
Opinion

Opinion

James V. Wertsch

US coronavirus lawsuits pick at the scabs of China’s ‘century of humiliation’

  • The emotional scars of the opium wars and bullying by colonial powers resonate among ordinary Chinese in a way the West does not fully appreciate
  • The lawsuits, which have little hope of succeeding in a US court but are filed anyway for domestic political reasons, are a dangerous provocation

Illustration: Craig Stephens Illustration: Craig Stephens
Illustration: Craig Stephens
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